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Breast Surgery Specialists

Dr. Cheryl Wesen, FACSDr. Cheryl Wesen, FACS

Dr. Wesen is the director of the St. John Providence Health System Breast Care Program. She has been a general surgeon since 1985 and is board certified through the American Board of Surgery. She started her education at Cornell University where she received a bachelor's degree in Nutrition with honors. Before going to medical school, she received a masters in Nutrition from the University of Maryland. She then began her medical training at Temple University School of Medicine. There she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She completed her surgical residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio Texas. Following her residency she did a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Wesen has been with St. John Providence Health System since 1995 where she has practiced as a general surgeon with a special interest in breast cancer. Most recently, in 2006, she was asked to lead the St. John Providence Breast Care Program. Dr. Wesen oversees the breast programs at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

As a breast surgeon Dr. Wesen is proficient to offer the latest in surgical techniques such as office-based core biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and skin sparing mastectomy. She has an excellent collaborative relationship with several plastic surgeons and is often able to offer immediate reconstruction with surgery.

Dr. Wesen's reputation for compassionate care is well known in the community. Her passion for breast health and excellent patient care has earned her Hour Detroit Magazine's "Best Doctors" award for several years. She was named Surgical Instructor of the Year in 1999. She is active in resident education for general surgery as well as ob/gyn residents. Dr. Wesen has published several articles and written several book chapters and continues to give numerous oral presentations. She is active in the American College of Surgeons and local medical organizations.

Dr. Wesen is a native of Texas but has resided in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI for the past 11 years with her husband and three sons. Outside the office she enjoys watching her sons sporting events. Her husband is an anesthesiologist at several local hospitals.

Dr. Wesen's goal is to treat each patient as though they were her own sister; to provide the best possible medical care to every individual.


 

Dr. Linda Dubay, FACS Dr. Linda Dubay, FACS

Dr. Dubay is a general surgeon who specializes in breast cancer and breast health. She has been in private practice since 1993 and has been a board certified general surgeon since 1994. She is the Medical Director of Surgical Services at Providence Park Hospital. She started her education at The University of Michigan where she received an Honors B.S in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She began her medical training at Wayne State University, School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield Michigan. She has worked and lived in the Metro Detroit area since starting her practice with her practice now focused at both Providence in Southfield and Providence Park in Novi.

Dr. Dubay has been the Chair of General Surgery for Providence Hospital and has held numerous leadership roles throughout the St. John Health organization. She plays an active role in the general surgery, Ob/Gyn, and Family Practice residency programs at Providence. Dr. Dubay was named surgical teacher of the year at Providence in 2005-2006. She also gives frequent breast health talks to the public, nursing staff, and physicians, including the Southeast Michigan Board review course yearly for surgical residents throughout Michigan on the topic of breast disease and cancer.

With such a special interest in breast surgery, Dr. Dubay is up-to-date and proficient in the latest surgical techniques and breast cancer treatments. She is extremely interested in breast cancer research and takes part in numerous breast cancer conferences and research trials.

Dr. Dubay's philosophy stresses both compassionate care as well as the best cosmetic result possible using onco-plastic techniques where possible. Dr. Dubay also works with several plastic surgeons to provide immediate and delayed reconstruction of the breast. She is also involved in trials of new technology including partial breast irradiation (Mammosite), and soon … cryoablation of benign tumors.

Dr. Dubay is a Michigan native and resides here with her husband, who is also a physician, and her 3 children.


 

Dr. Jeffrey Falk, FACS Dr. Jeffrey Falk, FACS

Dr. Falk is a Surgical Oncologist who focuses primarily on breast cancer. Dr. Falk started his medical education at Eastern Kentucky University where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry. He then attended the University of Cincinnati where he received his medical degree. Dr. Falk then moved to Michigan where he completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Falk went on to complete a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

After his fellowship, in 2001, Dr. Falk joined the University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital as Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Falk remained with the University of Pittsburgh until 2007 where he joined The St. John Health Breast Care Program. Dr. Falk is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology as well as the American Society of Breast Surgeons . Dr. Falk has affiliations with numerous professional and scientific societies.

Dr. Falk has a special interest in research and clinical trials. One of his numerous areas of interest is partial breast irradiation. Dr. Falk speaks locally and nationally on advances in partial breast irradiation. He has written numerous papers on all aspects of surgical care and has been the principal investigator of several breast trials. Dr. Falk performs the most cutting edge surgical techniques and breast cancer management, including skin sparing mastectomy and oncoplastic breast conserving surgery.

Dr. Falk lives in Michigan with his wife and three children.


 

Dr. Narendra Gohel, FACS Dr. Narendra Gohel, FACS

Dr. Gohel is a general surgeon who focuses a large portion of his practice to the management of women with breast cancer. Dr. Gohel completed his undergraduate education at Saurashtra University in India. He then went on to complete his medical degfree at Shah Medical College in India. He completed his residency at Detroit-Macomb Hospital. He has been in private practice at St. John Macomb Hopsital since 1986 caring for women with breast cancer. He is board certified with the American College of Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is affiliated with numerous local and national organizations including the American College of Surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, Michigan State Medical Society, and Macomb County Medical Society.


 

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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

The St. John Providence Breast Care Program is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Our Breast Care Program was first accredited in 2009 and was just reaccredited in 2012. We are one of just nine programs in Michigan accredited through the NAPBC.

BECAUSE WE CARE

The St. John Providence Health System Breast Care Program is here for you. If you are a woman under or uninsured and need a mammogram we may be able to help. Call our Cancer Care Coordinators for more information at 1-866-246-4673.

Our position on the importance of mammography

St. John Providence Health System Breast Care Program is strongly opposed to the new recommendations from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). Our breast program will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).